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  • Footprint Recognition of Rodents and Insects

    Hasler, Nils; Klette, Reinhard; Agnew, Warren (2004)

    The University of Auckland Library

    You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the original CITR web site; http://citr.auckland.ac.nz/techreports/ under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s). In today s pest control operations large numbers of tracking tunnels are used to estimate the number of rodents present in the target area, providing a basis for planning the required amount of poison. The marks left in the tunnels have to be interpreted by trained experts. This article introduces two methods that make a step towards automating the process of recognizing footprints of rodents and insects. Furthermore two classification methods (Principal Component Analysis, a simple Na¨?ve Bayes classifier) are studied to distinguish the four examined insect species. Here, a combination of both classifiers proved superior to using just one method.

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